Your input is important to us, so we would like to invite you to attend a 2-hour focus group (online and in-person options in the week of November 30th) where we will ask for your assistance in developing a plan for moving forward with this important endeavour. (2/3)
As part of our efforts to build up peer leadership in our organization and centre the needs, experiences and expertise of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) sex workers in everything we do, PACE is developing a Sex Worker Advisory Committee! #sexworkiswork (1/3)
Vancouver Mayor @email@example.com supported by @VCHhealthcare@twitter.com @VCHDrDaly@twitter.com announce plan for decriminalizing drug possession. It’s not a silver bullet—but a critical step to end the war killing our communities that every city & Province should take.
Looking for an organization to support? Find out ways you can get involved with @PaceSociety@twitter.com, @EmploytoF@twitter.com, @LookoutSociety@twitter.com, @MPEastVan@twitter.com, @GivingTruck@twitter.com, @firstname.lastname@example.org and @WeCauseApp@twitter.com.
Feel free to give these groups or us a shout if you have any questions!
Today VANDU and Pivot Legal issued a joint call to disband the VPD's new "Response Unit" @email@example.com https://www.pivotlegal.org/complaint_against_new_vpd_neighbourhood_response_unit
Thanks again to @WISHvancouver@twitter.com & our fellow panelists (@PaceSociety@twitter.com's @firstname.lastname@example.org & @HIMtweets@twitter.com' Spencer Johnson) for including SWAN in a recent discussion re: the impacts of #Covid19 on #SexWorkers - & the im/migrant ♀ we serve.
Lyra McKee was one of the volunteer panelists who joined our virtual discussion on how street-based and im/migrant workers are being affected by the pandemic. View the complete panel discussion & join our calls to action: https://wish-vancouver.net/panel-discussion-impacts-of-covid-on-sex-workers/
“It’s exposed the lack of support that a lot of communities have for what many of us might consider human rights or just basic necessities,” shared @email@example.com with @PACE_Society@twitter.com when asked how COVID-19 is affecting street-based sex workers supported by PACE
Don't miss this upcoming event on police accountability with BCCLA Community Lawyer Carly Teillet, Meenakshi Mannoe, and Amber Prince.
Today (Nov 12), at 5 pm PT. Details here: https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=bc_BC20SOJ03R #cdnpoli #event
"It's profound how quickly funders can pivot when there's a will and a need," @BlakPurlMimi@twitter.com told @VancouverFdn@twitter.com. Read the complete issue: https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/whats-new/road-ahead-2020-vancouver-foundation-magazine https://twitter.com/VancouverFdn/status/1326946985279184898
Anti-sex work advocates mistakenly think the most antagonistic dynamic in sex work is between us & our customers.
In reality the most antagonistic dynamic is between
- sex workers & cops
- strippers & managers
- porn performers & piracy/conglomerates
- undocumented SWers & ICE
In Dec, we're publishing a mini Gender Equality Report Card re: BC's response to COVID-19. Dialogue contributors at @UNYAyouth@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @PaceSociety@twitter.com shared their knowledge yet again, including insights on classism & stigma. The last Report Card: http://www.westcoastleaf.org/our-publications/report-card-2019-2020/ /2
Panelists Eva Ureta from @WISHVancouver@twitter.com, Kelly Go from @SWAN_Vancouver@twitter.com, @email@example.com from @PaceSociety@twitter.com & Spencer Johnson from @HIMtweets@twitter.com volunteered their time to speak from a combination of lived experience and expertise as well as from their roles as frontline service providers
Coco should be alive today.
Now more than ever we must #SayHerName, demand justice for Coco and follow Black trans leadership in all that we do to push for abolition and community safety.
Black trans lives matter.
Coco's life matters.
w/@Tsmoni and @BLM_TO@twitter.com https://twitter.com/BLM_TO/status/1324382672312029186
PACE Society is a peer-driven organization providing harm reduction front-line support services by, with, & for Sex Workers since 1994.